Our innovative sheets of individual tiles enable the laying of complex mosaic designs quicker and more accurately, saving you money on installation and delivering outstandingly beautiful results.
Applying a clear adhesive ﬁlm to the top surface of the tiles has many advantages compared to factory-produced underside mesh:
This is a tailored service, where all the sheeted components are created using a full layout diagram.
We ﬁrstly map the chosen design to ﬁt the space and provide a layout diagram for your approval. The ﬁeld will be composed of largely standard sheets to populate the area but the edges of the ﬁeld are formed with bespoke shapes. This ensures the ﬁeld is exact and features no loose tiles.
All sheets are marked either numerically or alphabetically and the corresponding diagram is provided showing the exact layout and key information such as symmetrical mid-points and centre lines.This system vastly reduces the amount of individual components in a geometric design for an accurate and trouble free installation.
A Victorian tile design should be laid out symmetrically with the field pattern finishing on a whole or half tile prior to the border.
It should be noted that there will always be loose tiles supplied and the lines of a border are never sheeted.
The tiles of the inner border lines are supplied loose and are pre-moulded. These are laid end to end surrounding the field, requiring only a few cuts. Commonly supplied as 150 x 25 mm strips.
The decorative border element is always sheeted and is supplied in linear sections and corner sections. Because of the geometry of Victorian tiles, some adjustments may need to be made to tiles at the border centre - a method traditionally employed by period tilers. More details can be found in our 'Sheeted tile installation guidelines'.
The outermost border tile allows tolerance when fitting the design, accommodating for example, askew walls, pipe details or other architectural features. This tile is usually supplied as 150 x 150 mm square and is cut on site for a perfect fit.